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New Android distribution numbers ditch Froyo and show small Nougat rise
Android Nougat only saw a very small rise in the overall Android distribution numbers for January 2017, as posted today by Google. The 7.0 version of the OS came in at 0.5 percent for the month, compared to its 0.4 percent level in December. Android 7.1 Nougat made its first appearance on this list, at 0.2 percent. Combined, that means the latest version of Google’s OS is currently only available on 0,7 percent of all Android devices.
The rest of the distribution numbers show Android 6.0 Marshmallow with 29.6 percent of the total install base in January, up quite a bit from its 26.3 percent in December. Lollipop (Android 5.0/5.1) came in with a total of 33.4 percent, down slightly from December’s 34 percent. KitKat (Android 4.4) is shown with a 22.6 percent share, down from December’s 24 percent. Jelly Bean (Android 4.1-4.3) claimed 11.6 percent in January, down from 12.8 percent in December.
The Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread versions of the OS are still on the official distribution numbers, with 1.1 percent and 1.0 for each in January, respectively. However, Google has decided to finally ditch the old Froyo version of the OS, as its numbers have apparently gone down below 0.1 percent. You can get more more details on these stats, including the latest info on display screen size percentages, at the Android Developers site.